Royal Cousin Zara Phillips Weds in Off-the-Rack Stewart Parvin Dress

The Queen's low-key granddaughter took a different route from other recent upscale royal nuptials in her wedding to rugby player Mike Tindall in Scotland.

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The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips wed rugby player Mike Tindall this weekend, wearing a classic ballgown by royal-favorite Stewart Parvin, which Phillips reportedly bought off the rack in Gloucestershire, England, where she lives.
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True to Phillips' low-key style, the cap-sleeved dress was voluminous in the skirt, but virtually unadorned. Royal commentator and former press secretary to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter, summed up the vibe to WWD: "“These are two high-profile sportspeople who’ve chosen to have a private wedding. It just so happens that Zara’s grandmother is the Queen.”
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Though her mother, Princess Anne, opted out of titles for her children when they were born for the sake of normalcy, Phillips can't completely deny her royal roots. She topped off a cathedral veil with a diamond tiara passed down from Queen Elizabeth's mother-in-law, Princess Alice of Greece, to Zara's mother during her own engagement.
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For their pre-wedding reception aboard the royal Britannia yacht, Phillips partied in a $495, one-shoulder Alice + Olivia cocktail frock that paired well with her tan.
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All eyes were on the bride, but glanced sideways at Kate Middleton, who wore a Jane Troughton coat-dress she'd worn at a previous wedding, and spectacular disc-like hat. She also plucked from her closet the green Diane von Furstenberg she just recently wore in California for the pre-wedding festivities.
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